Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail (AT) stretches from Georgia to Maine and is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world.

Every person who embarks on the ~2,200 mile journey has their own story to tell. This is mine.

New Hampshire

Miles 1747 – 1908 August 26 – September 13, 2017 I entered New Hampshire feeling my absolute best on trail. Strolling into Hanover, the town was full of college students and their families for orientation. They ogled at the thru…

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Entering New England

Mile 1367 – 1747 August 4 – August 26, 2017 The next few states had their share of adventures, but they are dim in my memory compared to what came before and after. New York was beautiful in its own…

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Preface to the Appalachian Trail

Nearly four years have passed since Markus and I started our Appalachian Trail thru hike on April 20, 2017. We spent 170 days on trail, living in nature and learning about ourselves. I meant many times to document our story,…

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Halfway to Katahdin

Mile 1018 – 1366 July 8 – August 3, 2017 The shortest state on the Appalachian Trail is West Virginia with a whopping 6.4 miles of trail. At the Appalachian Trail Conservancy headquarters located in Harpers Ferry, staff took our…

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Making Our Way Through Virginia

Mile 548-1017 June 5 – July 7, 2017 The night after crossing the quarter way point, it rained. Despite being under the cover of trees, I had mistakenly placed my tent in a low-point at the campsite, and I woke…

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Quarter of the Way to Maine

Mile 391-547 May 25 – June 4, 2017 Our journey into Tennessee began well. The first morning, we walked the road to Mountain Harbor Hostel, as we heard a food truck was there that served amazing burgers. Unfortunately, the truck…

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Walking Along State Lines

Mile 238-390 May 10 – 24, 2017 My trail legs began to reveal themselves as we made our way up the North Carolina/Tennessee border. For about 150 miles, the trail indecisively followed the state line in its pursuit north, before…

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Through the Great Smoky Mountains

Mile 70-237 April 27 – May 9, 2017 “Wet” was our constant companion as we crossed the North Carolina/Georgia border. The sun would peek out just long enough to renew our spirits, but before long, dark clouds would roll back…

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Beginning in Georgia

Miles 0-69 April 20 – 26, 2017 The morning of April 20th was blanketed in a cool layer of fog. The forecast predicted a hot, muggy day, but when I stepped outside the Super 8 motel I had shared with…

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